A work-related and non-work-related injury can cause you to miss work. But they’re both different. A work-related injury occurs within the scope of your employment. In this case, you would pursue damages through a workers’ compensation claim, which is a no-fault system.
Additionally, you could pursue damages from a third-party workplace injury claim, if your injury was caused by a third-party entity. This may include an outside contractor, machine manufacturer, or a property owner with no relation to your employer. Like a non-work-related injury claim, you would have to prove that negligence occurred.
Non-work-related injuries happen outside the scope of your employment. In this case, you would pursue damages from the at-fault party’s insurance company through a personal injury claim.
Both work-related and non-work-related injuries can be caused by car accidents, slips and falls, premises liability, and negligent security.